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Combination of differential D$^{∗\pm}$ cross-section measurements in deep-inelastic ep scattering at HERA

The H1 ZEUS collaborations Abramowicz, H. ; Abt, I. ; Adamczyk, L. ; et al.
JHEP 1509 (2015) 149, 2015.
Inspire Record 1353667 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.73328

H1 and ZEUS have published single-differential cross sections for inclusive D$^{∗±}$-meson production in deep-inelastic ep scattering at HERA from their respective final data sets. These cross sections are combined in the common visible phase-space region of photon virtuality Q$^{2}$ > 5 GeV$^{2}$, electron inelasticity 0.02 < y < 0.7 and the D$^{∗±}$ meson’s transverse momentum p$_{T}$(D$^{∗}$) > 1.5 GeV and pseudorapidity |η(D$^{∗}$)| < 1.5. The combination procedure takes into account all correlations, yielding significantly reduced experimental uncertainties. Double-differential cross sections d$^{2}$ σ/dQ$^{2}$dy are combined with earlier D$^{∗±}$ data, extending the kinematic range down to Q$^{2}$ > 1.5 GeV$^{2}$. Perturbative next-to-leading-order QCD predictions are compared to the results.

6 data tables

The combined differential $D^{*\pm}$-production cross section as a function of $p_T(D^{*})$, with its uncorrelated and correlated uncertainties.

The combined differential $D^{*\pm}$-production cross section as a function of $\eta(D^{*})$, with its uncorrelated and correlated uncertainties.

The combined differential $D^{*\pm}$-production cross section as a function of $z(D^{*})$, with its uncorrelated and correlated uncertainties.

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Measurement of the D*+- Meson Production Cross Section and F(2)**(c c-bar), at High Q**2, in ep Scattering at HERA

The H1 collaboration Aaron, F.D. ; Alexa, C. ; Alimujiang, K. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B686 (2010) 91-100, 2010.
Inspire Record 837434 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.55370

The inclusive production of D*(2010) mesons in deep-inelastic ep scattering is measured in the kinematic region of photon virtuality 100 &lt; Q^2 &lt; 1000 GeV^2 and inelasticity 0.02 &lt; y &lt; 0.7. Single and double differential cross sections for inclusive D* meson production are measured in the visible range defined by |eta(D*)| &lt; 1.5 and p_T(D*) > 1.5 GeV. The data were collected by the H1 experiment during the period from 2004 to 2007 and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 351 pb^{-1}. The charm contribution, F_2^{ccbar}, to the proton structure function F_2 is determined. The measurements are compared with QCD predictions.

12 data tables

Total inclusive cross section for D*+- production.

Single differential cross section DSIG/DPT for D*+- production. The DSYS errors are the uncorrelated and correlated systematicuncertainties respectively.

Single differential cross section DSIG/DETARAP for D*+- production. The DSYS errors are the uncorrelated and correlated systematicuncertainties respectively.

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Study of Charm Fragmentation into D*+- Mesons in Deep-Inelastic Scattering at HERA

The H1 collaboration Aaron, F.D. ; Alexa, C. ; Andreev, V. ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C59 (2009) 589-606, 2009.
Inspire Record 792603 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.45316

The process of charm quark fragmentation is studied using $D^{*\pm}$ meson production in deep-inelastic scattering as measured by the H1 detector at HERA. Two different regions of phase space are investigated defined by the presence or absence of a jet containing the $D^{*\pm}$ meson in the event. The parameters of fragmentation functions are extracted for QCD models based on leading order matrix elements and DGLAP or CCFM evolution of partons together with string fragmentation and particle decays. Additionally, they are determined for a next-to-leading order QCD calculation in the fixed flavour number scheme using the independent fragmentation of charm quarks to $D^{*\pm}$ mesons.

20 data tables

Normalised D*+- cross section as a function of zJet for the D*+- jet sample.

Normalised D*+- cross section as a function of zHem for the D*+- jet sample.

Normalised D*+- cross section, corrected to the parton level, as a function of zJet for the D*+- jet sample.

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Measurement of D mesons production in deep inelastic scattering at HERA

The ZEUS collaboration Chekanov, S. ; Derrick, M. ; Magill, S. ; et al.
JHEP 0707 (2007) 074, 2007.
Inspire Record 749371 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.45530

Charm production in deep inelastic scattering has been measured with the ZEUS detector at HERA using an integrated luminosity of 82 pb^{-1}. Charm has been tagged by reconstructing D^{*+}, D^0, D^{+} and D_s^+ (+ c.c.) charm mesons. The charm hadrons were measured in the kinematic range p_T(D^{*+},D^0,D^{+}) > 3 GeV, p_T(D_s^+)>2 GeV and |\eta(D)| < 1.6 for 1.5 < Q^2 < 1000 GeV^2 and 0.02 < y < 0.7. The production cross sections were used to extract charm fragmentation ratios and the fraction of c quarks hadronising into a particular charm meson in the kinematic range considered. The cross sections were compared to the predictions of next-to-leading-order QCD, and extrapolated to the full kinematic region in p_T(D) and \eta(D) in order to determine the open-charm contribution, F_2^{c\bar{c}}(x,Q^2), to the proton structure function F_2.

24 data tables

Production cross section for all D0 mesons, those not originating fom D* decays and those originating from D* decays.

Production cross section for additional D* mesons (not decaying to D0) and all D* mesons.

Production cross section for D+ mesons.

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Measurement of D*+- meson production in e+- p scattering at low Q**2

The ZEUS collaboration Chekanov, S. ; Derrick, M. ; Magill, S. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B649 (2007) 111-121, 2007.
Inspire Record 745058 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.45591

The production of D*+-(2010) mesons in ep scattering in the range of exchanged photon virtuality 0.05 &lt; Q^2 &lt; 0.7 GeV^2 has been measured with the ZEUS detector at HERA using an integrated luminosity of 82 pb-1. The decay channels D*+ -> D0 pi+ with D0 -> K- pi+ and corresponding antiparticle decay were used to identify D* mesons and the ZEUS beampipe calorimeter was used to identify the scattered electron. Differential D* cross sections as functions of Q^2, inelasticity, y, transverse momentum of the D* meson, p_T(D*), and pseudorapidity of the D* meson, eta(D*), have been measured in the kinematic region 0.02 &lt; y &lt; 0.85, 1.5 &lt; p_T(D*) &lt; 9.0 GeV and |eta(D*)| &lt; 1.5. The measured differential cross sections are in agreement with two different NLO QCD calculations. The cross sections are also compared to previous ZEUS measurements in the photoproduction and DIS regimes.

7 data tables

Total cross section measurement.. The second DSYS error is due to the uncertainty in the branching ratio.

Measured differential cross section as a function of Q**2.

Measured differential cross section as a function of Y.

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Inclusive D*+- Meson Cross Sections and D*+- Jet Correlations in Photoproduction at HERA

The H1 collaboration Aktas, A. ; Andreev, V. ; Anthonis, T. ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C50 (2007) 251-267, 2007.
Inspire Record 723915 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.45640

Differential photoproduction cross sections are measured for events containing D* mesons. The data were taken with the H1 detector at the ep collider HERA and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 51.1 pb-1. The kinematic region covers small photon virtualities Q^2 &lt; 0.01 GeV^2 and photon-proton centre-of-mass energies of 171 &lt; W_gammap &lt; 256 GeV. The details of the heavy quark production process are further investigated in events with one or two jets in addition to the D* meson. Differential cross sections for D* jet production are determined and the correlations between the D* meson and the jet(s) are studied. The results are compared with perturbative QCD predictions applying collinear- or kt -factorisation.

15 data tables

Integrated cross section in the visible range for inclusive D* production photoproduction.

Integrated cross section in the visible range for D*+ other jet production photoproduction.

Integrated cross section in the visible range for D* tagged dijet photoproduction.

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Production of D*+- Mesons with Dijets in Deep-Inelastic Scattering at HERA

The H1 collaboration Aktas, A. ; Andreev, V. ; Anthonis, T. ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C51 (2007) 271-287, 2007.
Inspire Record 736052 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.45686

Inclusive D* production is measured in deep-inelastic ep scattering at HERA with the H1 detector. In addition, the production of dijets in events with a D* meson is investigated. The analysis covers values of photon virtuality 2< Q^2 <=100 GeV^2 and of inelasticity 0.05<= y <= 0.7. Differential cross sections are measured as a function of Q^2 and x and of various D* meson and jet observables. Within the experimental and theoretical uncertainties all measured cross sections are found to be adequately described by next-to-leading order (NLO) QCD calculations, based on the photon-gluon fusion process and DGLAP evolution, without the need for an additional resolved component of the photon beyond what is included at NLO. A reasonable description of the data is also achieved by a prediction based on the CCFM evolution of partons involving the k_T-unintegrated gluon distribution of the proton.

31 data tables

Visible cross section for inclusive D*+- production.

Visible cross section for inclusive D*+- production with two jets.

Ratio of visible cross sections of inclusive D*+- production with and without the two jets.

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Inclusive production of D+, D0, D+(s) and D*+ mesons in deep inelastic scattering at HERA

The H1 collaboration Aktas, A. ; Andreev, V. ; Anthonis, T. ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C38 (2005) 447-459, 2005.
Inspire Record 657925 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.46028

Inclusive production cross sections are measured in deep inelastic scattering at HERA for meson states composed of a charm quark and a light antiquark or the charge conjugate. The measurements cover the kinematic region of photon virtuality 2 < Q^2 < 100 GeV^2, inelasticity 0.05 < y < 0.7, D meson transverse momenta p_t(D) > 2.5 GeV and pseudorapidity |eta(D)| < 1.5. The identification of the D-meson decays and the reduction of the combinatorial background profit from the reconstruction of displaced secondary vertices by means of the H1 silicon vertex detector. The production of charmed mesons containing the light quarks u, d and s is found to be compatible with a description in which the hard scattering is followed by a factorisable and universal hadronisation process.

16 data tables

Inclusive D+- electroproduction cross section.

Inclusive D0 electroproduction cross section.

Inclusive D/S+- electroproduction cross section.

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Measurement of D*+- production in deep inelastic e+- p scattering at HERA

The ZEUS collaboration Chekanov, S. ; Derrick, M. ; Krakauer, D. ; et al.
Phys.Rev. D69 (2004) 012004, 2004.
Inspire Record 626816 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.46419

Inclusive production of $D^*(2010)$ mesons in deep inelastic scattering has been measured with the ZEUS detector at HERA using an integrated luminosity of 81.9 pb$^{-1}$. The decay channel $D^{* +}\to D^0 \pi^+ $ with $D^0\to K^-\pi^+$ and corresponding antiparticle decay were used to identify $D^*$ mesons. Differential $D^*$ cross sections with $1.5<Q^2<1000$ GeV$^2$ and $0.02<y<0.7$ in the kinematic region $1.5<p_T(D^*)<15$ GeV and $|\eta(D^*)|<1.5$ are compared to different QCD calculations incorporating different parameterisations of the parton densities in the proton. The data show sensitivity to the gluon distribution in the proton and are reasonably well described by next-to-leading-order QCD with the ZEUS NLO QCD fit used as the input parton density in the proton. The observed cross section is extrapolated to the full kinematic region in $p_T(D^*)$ and $\eta(D^*)$ in order to determine the open-charm contribution, $F_2^{\rm charm}(x,Q^2)$, to the proton structure function, $F_2$. Since, at low $Q^2$, the uncertainties of the data are comparable to those from the QCD fit, the measured differential cross sections in $y$ and $Q^2$ should be used in future fits to constrain the gluon density.

17 data tables

Overall total cross section. The second DSYS error is due to the uncertainty in the BR for D* and D0 decay.

Measured differential cross section as a function of Q**2.

Measured differential cross section as a function of X.

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Measurement of diffractive production of D*+-(2010) mesons in deep inelastic scattering at HERA

The ZEUS collaboration Chekanov, S. ; Krakauer, D. ; Magill, S. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B545 (2002) 244-260, 2002.
Inspire Record 588104 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.46583

Diffractive production of D*+-(2010) mesons in deep inelastic scattering has been measured with the ZEUS detector at HERA using an integrated luminosity of 44.3 pb-1. Diffractive charm production is identified by the presence of a large rapidity gap in the final state of events in which a D*+-(2010) meson is reconstructed in the decay channel D*+ -> (D0 -> K-pi+) pi+ (+ charge conjugate). Differential cross sections when compared with theoretical predictions indicate the importance of gluons in such diffractive interactions.

9 data tables

Measurment of total diffractive cross section and ratio to inclusive DIS cross section.

Ratio of diffractive to inclusive D*+- production w.r.t. Q**2.

Ratio of diffractive to inclusive D*+- production w.r.t. W.

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Measurement of D*+- meson production and F2(c) in deep inelastic scattering at HERA

The H1 collaboration Adloff, C. ; Andreev, V. ; Andrieu, B. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B528 (2002) 199-214, 2002.
Inspire Record 561885 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.46834

The inclusive production of D^{*+-}(2010) mesons in deep-inelastic scattering is studied with the H1 detector at HERA. In the kinematic region 1<Q^2<100 GeV^2 and 0.05<y<0.7 an e^+p cross section for inclusive D^(*+-) meson production of 8.50+- 0.42 (stat.)^(+1.21)_(-1.00) (syst.) nb is measured in the visible range p_(tD^*)>1.5 GeV and |\eta_(D^*)|<1.5. Single and double differential inclusive D^(*+-) meson cross sections are compared to perturbative QCD calculations in two different evolution schemes. The charm contribution to the proton structure, F_2^c(x,Q^2), is determined by extrapolating the visible charm cross section to the full phase space. This contribution is found to rise from about 10% at Q^2 = 1.5 GeV^2 to more than 25% at Q^2 = 60 GeV^2 corresponding to x values ranging from 5*10^(-5) to 3*10^(-3)$.

14 data tables

The inclusive cross section for D*+- production. The second DSYS error is related to the changes in efficiency obtained by using different Monte Carlo generators and varying the model parameters.

Single differential visible cross section as a function of W.

Single differential visible cross section as a function of PT.

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Measurement of D*+- production and the charm contribution to F(2) in deep inelastic scattering at HERA

The ZEUS collaboration Breitweg, J. ; Chekanov, S. ; Derrick, M. ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C12 (2000) 35-52, 2000.
Inspire Record 505056 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.43895

The production of D*+-(2010) mesons in deep inelastic scattering has been measured in the ZEUS detector at HERA using an integrated luminosity of 37 pb^-1. The decay channels D*+ -> D0 pi+(+c.c.), with D0 -> K- pi+ or D0 ->K- pi- pi+ pi+, have been used to identify the D mesons. The e+p cross section for inclusive D*+- production with 1<Q^2<600 GeV^2 and 0.02<y<0.7 is 8.31 +- 0.31(stat.) +0.30-0.50(syst.) nb in the kinematic region 1.5< pT(D*+-)<15 GeV and |eta(D*+-)|<1.5. Differential cross sections are consistent with a next-to-leading-order perturbative-QCD calculation when using charm-fragmentation models which take into account the interaction of the charm quark with the proton remnant. The observed cross section is extrapolated to the full kinematic region in pT(D*+-) and eta(D*+-) in order to determine the charm contribution, F^ccbar_2(x,Q^2), to the proton structure function. The ratio F^ccbar_2/F_2 rises from ~10% at Q^2 ~1.8 GeV^2 to ~30% at Q^2 ~130 GeV^2 for x values in the range 10^-4 to 10-3.

22 data tables

The measured cross section for D* production. The first is derived from theK2PI final state and the second from the K4PI final state.

The differential cross section w.r.t. Q**2 from the K2PI final state. The asymmetric errors are the quadratic sum of the statistical and systematic errors. The statistical errors are also shown separately.

The differential cross section w.r.t. X from the K2PI final state. The asymmetric errors are the quadratic sum of the statistical and systematic errors. The statistical errors are also shown separately.

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Measurement of D* meson cross-sections at HERA and determination of the gluon density in the proton using NLO QCD

The H1 collaboration Adloff, C. ; Anderson, M. ; Andreev, V. ; et al.
Nucl.Phys. B545 (1999) 21-44, 1999.
Inspire Record 481112 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.44123

With the H1 detector at the ep collider HERA, D* meson production cross sections have been measured in deep inelastic scattering with four-momentum transfers Q^2>2 GeV2 and in photoproduction at energies around W(gamma p)~ 88 GeV and 194 GeV. Next-to-Leading Order QCD calculations are found to describe the differential cross sections within theoretical and experimental uncertainties. Using these calculations, the NLO gluon momentum distribution in the proton, x_g g(x_g), has been extracted in the momentum fraction range 7.5x10^{-4}< x_g <4x10^{-2} at average scales mu^2 =25 to 50 GeV2. The gluon momentum fraction x_g has been obtained from the measured kinematics of the scattered electron and the D* meson in the final state. The results compare well with the gluon distribution obtained from the analysis of scaling violations of the proton structure function F_2.

13 data tables

Total cross section for DIS D*+- production in the specified kinemtaic range.

DIS cross section as a function of the transverse D* momentum in the laboratory frame.

DIS cross section as a function of the transverse D* momentum in the hadronic centre-of-mass frame.

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D* production in deep inelastic scattering at HERA

The ZEUS collaboration Breitweg, J. ; Derrick, M. ; Krakauer, D. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B407 (1997) 402-418, 1997.
Inspire Record 443964 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.44585

This paper presents measurements of D^{*\pm} production in deep inelastic scattering from collisions between 27.5 GeV positrons and 820 GeV protons. The data have been taken with the ZEUS detector at HERA. The decay channel $D^{*+}\to (D^0 \to K^- \pi^+) \pi^+ $ (+ c.c.) has been used in the study. The $e^+p$ cross section for inclusive D^{*\pm} production with $5<Q^2<100 GeV^2$ and $y<0.7$ is 5.3 \pms 1.0 \pms 0.8 nb in the kinematic region {$1.3<p_T(D^{*\pm})<9.0$ GeV and $| \eta(D^{*\pm}) |<1.5$}. Differential cross sections as functions of p_T(D^{*\pm}), $\eta(D^{*\pm}), W$ and $Q^2$ are compared with next-to-leading order QCD calculations based on the photon-gluon fusion production mechanism. After an extrapolation of the cross section to the full kinematic region in p_T(D^{*\pm}) and $\eta$(D^{*\pm}), the charm contribution $F_2^{c\bar{c}}(x,Q^2)$ to the proton structure function is determined for Bjorken $x$ between 2 $\cdot$ 10$^{-4}$ and 5 $\cdot$ 10$^{-3}$.

11 data tables

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Integrated charm cross sections in two Q**2 regions.

Distribution of the fractional momentum of the D* in the gamma*-p system.

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Inclusive D0 and D*+- production in deep inelastic e p scattering at HERA

The H1 collaboration Adloff, C. ; Aid, S. ; Anderson, M. ; et al.
Z.Phys. C72 (1996) 593-605, 1996.
Inspire Record 421105 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.44713

First results on inclusive D0 and D* production in deep inelastic $ep$ scattering are reported using data collected by the H1 experiment at HERA in 1994. Differential cross sections are presented for both channels and are found to agree well with QCD predictions based on the boson gluon fusion process. A charm production cross section for 10GeV$~2\le Q~2\le100$GeV$~2$ and $0.01\le y\le0.7$ of $\sigma\left(ep\rightarrow c\overlinecX\right) = (17.4 \pm 1.6 \pm 1.7 \pm 1.4)$nb is derived. A first measurement of the charm contribution F2_charm(x,Q~2) to the proton structure function for Bjorken $x$ between $8\cdot10~{-4}$ and $8\cdot10~{-3}$ is presented. In this kinematic range a ratio F2_charm/F2= 0.237\pm0.021{+0.043\atop-0.039}$ is observed.

11 data tables

Inclusive D meson production cross sections. The second systematc error represents the model uncertainty.

Inclusive charm meson cross section averaged for the two processes. The second systematc error represents the model uncertainty.

Ratio of cross sections of D0 and D* production.

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